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Take A Tour Of England And Get Off The Beaten Track

Mar 15, 2008
A tour of England can be an excellent way to experience all this unique culture has to offer. By ensuring your tour keeps away from the major tourist destinations, the real England is opened up to the traveller. Beautiful countryside, unique villages and towns as well as some of the most historically rich monuments in the world are all just a short drive away. Depending on what kind of tour you are likely to undertake there are options for all types of traveller, whether looking for luxury or travelling on a budget, England amazes and enthrals at every turn.

If you are looking for scenic beauty no place in England is better than the Lake District for your tour. The Lakes contain the five highest mountains in England as well as the deepest lake. In this unique region two national parks are situated, both are considered areas of outstanding natural beauty and subsequently are legally protected to keep the sublime landscapes and wealth of wildlife in abundance.

It is truly the great outdoors and as you tour the mountains and lake shores you will see some of the best flora and fauna England has to offer. It is not just the scenery in the Lakes that is worth seeing; each village and town has its own unique culture and heritage. Whether this may be the city of Carlisle or the small town of Kendall, (famed for its mint cake) it is well worth adding to the itinerary of your tour.

If you would prefer to enter a less rugged area of England on your tour, the Cotswolds offer idyllic beauty that could be straight from 'Tolkein's Shire.' Once again, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty its genteel attitude is visible at every turn.This pretty part of England can be described as quintessential; the villages you will pass through on your tour are literally straight from the postcards and represent all that is right with England.

This area is the reason why so many have written about this gorgeous landscape of gentle slopes dotted with English oak. There is no prettier site in the world than a sunrise in the Cotswolds, as the sun envelopes the shallow, mist filled valleys, your heart will raise to new plains of enjoyment. No place will show England in a better light while you are on your tour.

If you would like to discover some of the history of England there is a historical wealth that is hard to match anywhere in the world. Castles and stately homes are present in much of the countryside, and even the cities. Learning about the various dukes and lords who have owned these estates is of fascinating interest and even those who have no great love of history will find it hard not to be moved by harrowing tales of love, war and deceit.

England is a very old country and hence its history is extensive, whether a fan of the medieval period, with its castles and brutal battles or a fan of the civil war period when families were pitted against each other in the worst period of strife the country has ever seen, all comers will be enthralled. From these periods all the way up to modern times and the two world wars, visitors will be amazed by the wealth of information on offer as you tour this magical land.

As well as these aspects there are the sporting attractions that should make up an element of your itinerary for your tour of England. England has the finest football (soccer) league in the world and if you can get hold of tickets the experience is not to be missed. With some of the oldest race tracks in the world, horse racing also makes a brilliant addition to your tour if you like a flutter. Added to these sports there is also the quintessential pursuit of the English, cricket. Listening to the sound of leather on willow in the dying stages of a sultry summer's day is something all tourists should experience; this is England in a nutshell.

Of course England has some very well developed tourist attractions for visitors, it is worth however including other elements on your tour away from the tourist trail. Whether this is experiencing a village cricket match, eating in a tea room somewhere in Lake District or exploring the grounds of a seventeenth century manner. The real England is out there for you to see, get off the beaten track and strive to find it when you embark on your tour.
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Travel expert Thomas Pretty looks into an England tour as a brilliant vacation idea. To find out more please visit http://www.classic-england.com/
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